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today at cnn, a secret american drone base somewhere in saudi arabia, now this is according, these are reports from two major newspapers today, saying that this u.s. launches these drone attacks against al qaeda targets from that particular base. i want to bring in two folks here at the pentagon chris lawrence also michael holmes from cnn international. chris, it's not a total surprise that this was there in saudi arabia, but certainly it was not something that they officially wanted to reveal. why are they doing it now? >> that's the big question, suzanne, why did this come out? we reported two years ago from our sources u.s. officials were telling us the cia was building an airstrip in the a arabian peninsula. it was hinted it would possibly be in saudi arabia. but we never had any sort of agreement to withhold that. we simply reported it was being built in the arabian peninsula. others entered an agreement with the white house to hold back the exact location. why that is coming out now? that's what we are trying to figure out. it's certainly extremely provocative. you cou
to become the next director of the cia. two voices i want to bring in. we have cnn senior legal analyst jeff toobin here sitting with me in new york and in atlanta, tom juneau, esquire writer at large. tom, let me begin with you. you and i have talked multiple times about drones, ad nauseam about your piece in "esquire" last july, you write about anwar al awlaki, his son who you call collateral damage. in learning of this sort of secret memo coming about, was there anything in it that surprised you? >> yeah, a few things. number one, you know, this is the -- we're familiar with the sound of the administration speaking to us about these -- about this program. they have justified it in various different venues. but this is the sound of the administration speaking to itself. and when the administration speaks to itself, it gives itself even more power than i think than anybody thought. it sort of -- it is a hypothetical situation it describes. it keeps on describing an informed high level executive who can make these decisions. and it is amazing how much power this white paper gives that inform
. max foster, cnn, london. >> want to bring in richard quest from london, not to be confused with richard iii. richard, why is everybody fascinated about the story? like the twitter verse is blowing up over this thing. some people think, maybe he was unfairly painted as this vilen and hundreds and hundreds of years later they want to rehabilitate his image. >> and it is everywhere. just look, the newspapers, all have the story in the uk. bent spine, slashed skull and dna. everybody's got it. and you want to know why, because it's the thought of mystery. for half a millennium we wondered, not only what happened to him, although it was known he died at the battle of bosworth, but how did they die. where was he buried. he was he the evil king of shakespeare? remember, we all read this, richard iii, a horse, a horse, my kingdom, for a horse. it's everywhere. and it's that element of mystery that's now being uncovered. >> why do people care so much about this? he really was, like pretty evil dude killing people but -- >> no. >> a lot of people did that, right? that was part of the
to kill will his girlfriend. he wrobroke can down in tears i the courtroom today, his agent telling cnn that he rejects the charges in the strongest terms. more details on that. we'll be live from south africa in just a few minutes. >>> and hugh go sigh chew go h to have a tracheotomy and cannot speak now. he also released this picture of president chavez in a hospital bed surroundedhave a tracheotom speak now. he also released this picture of president chavez in a hospital bed surroundeda tracheotomy and now. he also released this picture of president chavez in a hospital bed surrounded by his kids. he has not been seen in public or tv since surgery. and of course kicking off the hour with a story that is unbelievable here. almost seems like science fiction, but it is very real. this is what happened in russia. it was a meteor moving at super sonic speed. streaking through the skies. this is in a mountain region. explosions, a huge flash and big boom all of this happening on the same day that an astroid is nearing earth. this meteor ended up hurting a lot of folks when it actually roc
and a survivor. ailelina cho, cnn, new york. >>> again, the face starts tonight on oxygen network at 9:00 eastern. you can watch alina's special here on cnn. valentine's day a couple of days away. we have a challenge for you. send us a valentine video for someone you love. use vine, twitter's new video sharing application. post your video by 2:00 p.m. eastern tomorrow. use the hash tag cnn valentine and on valentine's day we'll show the best videos on cnn and on our website as well. here is an example of one of them. "cnn newsroom" continues with brooke baldwin. >>> 4,000 people are stuck. right now, on a cruise ship, with sewage running down the walls, toilets broken. fistfights over food. you'll hear from one of the passengers. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. a dad is charged with murder for allegedly killing the drunk driver who ran over his two young sons. we're on the case. >>> plus, north korea rattles the world by launching a nuclear test. i'll tell you when america should be worried. >>> and -- >> the president of the united states! >> -- inside the most bizarre moments from past sta
on cnn. it was entitled "american hero, the uncommon valor of clint romesha" and you spent time with him this weekend and some of his army buddies as well. >> they were all coming into town and it was going to be very fancy, the white house event, the pentagon event. and i figured the least i could do as somebody who -- they had been so nice to me in writing this book, they spent hours with me telling their stories, the least i could do is throw them a reunion. so we had a little get together with some pizza and beer and wings and there was some revelry as one might expect with somebody said to me, open bar with a bunch of troops, you're a brave man. i'm certainly not a brave man. but in any case, it was a lot of fun and fun for the troops to see each other after two years away, after they got back from the deployment. >> well done. and excellent book, the outpost, an untold story of american valor. let me show it to our viewers. i think people want to get more information, this is the place to get it in this very thick, long book, well done. >> thank you. you know, there are a lot of br
eastern tomorrow. use the hash tag cnn valentine and on valentine's day we'll show the best videos on cnn and on our website as well. here is an example of one of them. "cnn newsroom" continues with brooke baldwin. >>> 4,000 people are stuck. right now, on a cruise ship, with sewage running down the walls, toilets broken. fistfights over food. you'll hear from one of the passengers. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. a dad is charged with murder for allegedly killing the drunk driver who ran over his two young sons. we're on the case. >>> plus, north korea rattles the world by launching a nuclear test. i'll tell you when america should be worried. >>> and -- >> the president of the united states! >> -- inside the most bizarre moments from past state of the union addresses. my tv crush john berman joins me live. wait until you see what he found. >>> hi, everyone. i'm brooke baldwin. want to begin with the hottest stories in a flash. we call it rapid fire. roll it. a carnival cruise ship that broke down at sea, now on its way to mobile, alabama. folks on board say the ship, food an
at first. >>> that does it for me. brooke baldwin takes it from here. "cnn newsroom" continues. >>> it is the end of an era for the post office, but we're asking should one of america's worst run companies be privatized? i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. so at this point who hasn't testified about guns? >> when your dad says something, you listen. >> celebs on the hot seat. >>> plus, chilling new details about the bunker built for war. >>> and who is joe arpaio enlisting to train posses of school guards? yep, steven segal. >>> hi there. i'm brooke baldwin. top of the hour here, perhaps it means something that hollywood stars and other celebrities are now jumping on the gun control bandwagon. take a look with me. recognize some of these faces? this was the scene just a short time ago on capitol hill. a celebrity backed group. they have a name for themselves, they call themselves demand a plan. they took center stage in washington today. basically their message to congress is this, act now, do something to reduce gun violence. here's tony bennett. >> i still haven't gotten ove
political topics of the day. playing with us today, will cain, cnn contributor and analyst for the blaze. and l.z. granderson, also a political analyst and contributor for cnn. immigration reform, tackling the deficit, gun control -- all part of president obama's ambitious second term agenda. and now there are reports the president is considering what has become a familiar tool to push his agenda through a divided congress, basically mr. obama is going to ignore congress and enact a series of executive actions. question for you this morning, are executive actions the only way to get things done in washington these days? l.z.? >> that's a band-aid. if you want something long term, you have to work with congress because we need legislative change because essentially what you're saying is that the next president can come in and just reverse things, and then we have a back and forth sort of way of governing, and that's not really productive. we need congress to make decisions. this is a band-aid. i understand it's frustrations, but he's got to go and find a way to work with congress because
, the california ordinance that banned gay couples from marrying. sources tell cnn the justice department will submit a brief by the end of the day giving the administration's position. >> fame, tv and movie star dale robertson has died. he was best known for thes in westerns like tales of wells fargo and death valley days. he lived on his ranch in oklahoma before moving to san diego in recent months. he was 89 years old. >> and the nfl now investigating whether draft prospect was asked about his sexual orientation in the scouting. he was asked do you like girls? he went on the radio show to clarify saying the question was not an official question and was just a joke, he said. an nfl spokesman said the league policy bans them from sexual orientation and preferences in the hiring process. once again, the big board. 14,09540 minutes away from the closing bell. we shall see if we hit the high. then the good economic news today, the number of folks filing for unemployment benefits falling last week. and hard to imagine, staying in a hotel with a body floating in the water supply. for weeks, a
known, angela merkel, julia gillard and others. that does it for us. "cnn newsroom" continues. >>> blackmail, sex, scandal. allegations involving the catholic church swirl as the pope gets ready to leave. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. >>> fresh off maternity leave, yahoo!'s new ceo tells employees work from the office or quit. we'll discuss. >>> plus, nascar back in the spotlight, as danica patrick sizzles and 50 cent strikes a chord about race in racing. >>> and never a dull moment when piers morgan schmoozes with celeb. >> give me a big loser face. >> piers will join me live on seth macfarlane, the oscar parties, and what surprised him the most. >>> hi, everyone. i'm brooke baldwin. good to be back in the chair. good to see you on this monday. let's begin with the vatican. the vatican is in damage control. accusations of sex, money, and cover-ups at the highest level of the church, just three days before pope benedict xvi steps down. two italian papers say the reason he's leaving has nothing to do with his health and much more so to do with his explosive 300 page repo
it is because of age and fatigue. we're getting the editor of cnn's belief blog. thank you for talking to us. we know that the pope can resign, canon law in 1917 made it possible. that said, it's incredibly unusual. >> yeah it is incredibly unusual. i was speaking with archbishop a few months ago in springfield and archbishop of miami. he said keep in mind, cardinal ratzinger when he was a cardinal had every intention of retiring. archbishops are forced into retirement at age of 75 if they have not been elevated to cardinal. before he became pope benedict, he every intention of hanging it up are, stepping into the summer of his life and enjoying retirement. he was in many ways a surprise candidate to the pope initially as we talked about. forced retirement, many of them look forward to. i have talked to a lot of cardinals in the retirement age and when you reach that age, keep in mind, many have been studying to be priests since they were teens. they look forward to not being in that position. the other thing i have been talking about, pope john ii died in office. not sure we'll see that from th
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